Car rentals in Barnard: All you need to know
A Barnard car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of South Dakota has to offer. CarRentals.com has collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Barnard. Read on to find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a great deal on a rental car in Barnard?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to get budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Barnard has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your drive. Don't get more car than you need
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Barnard?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Barnard?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Barnard. If you're having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you really want to treat yourself on your getaway to Barnard||Infiniti, Audi, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing plenty of exploring and want a comfortable ride||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Barnard?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Barnard is 21. However, there might be an added fee if you're under 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what the exact price will be before you rent your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Barnard?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you rent a vehicle. That said, you might already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay refueling charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Barnard?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Barnard. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring added charges. Go over your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Barnard adventure, check out a few things before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Barnard rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your needs and not deplete your travel piggy bank.